Florida Gators vs FSU football game moves to Black Friday
The Florida-Florida State football series will move to Black Friday this year.
The move from the traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving date to the rivalry was announced Monday night when the ACC unveiled its full 2022 football schedule. Both teams said the game in Tallahassee would be played during prime time, although the official kick-off time and TV information have yet to be announced.
This will be the second weekday regular season meeting between the Gators and the Seminoles and the first since 1979.
“Hosting Florida in prime time on Fridays over the Thanksgiving holiday allows us to showcase this great rivalry and our community on a day that has historically garnered huge television audiences,” said the Seminoles athletic director, Michael Alford. “It also gives us the ability to lock in a night game, allowing fans to make plans well in advance and avoiding the potential of the six-day network TV option at kick-off. .”
UF’s last regular season weeknight game against any opponent was a 30-6 Thursday loss at Mississippi State in 1992. FSU has played many recent non-Saturday games, including including last season’s Sunday night opener against Notre Dame, prime-time Labor Day openers against Mississippi (2016) and Virginia Tech (2018), and a Friday night loss to Boston College in 2017.
The Gators said in a statement that the 2023 game in Gainesville — which will be played under SEC television arrangements — will return to its traditional Saturday slot after Thanksgiving.
FSU’s season begins with a Week 0 game against Duquesne on August 27. This will be the first date that Doak Campbell Stadium will host a game. FSU’s non-conference schedule also includes a trip to New Orleans to play LSU on Sunday, Sept. 4, and a home game Nov. 19 against Louisiana, the former school of new UF coach Billy Napier.
Other notable Seminoles games include their ACC opener at Louisville on Friday, Sept. 16, and a tricky three-game streak against Wake Forest, North Carolina State and at home against Clemson. All three teams finished last season in the top 20.
The ACC also announced Miami’s full schedule for Mario Cristobal’s first season. It includes a Sept. 17 trip to Texas A&M to face former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, as well as a home game against the Seminoles on Nov. 5 and a trip to Clemson two weeks later.
FSU Football Schedule 2022
August 27: against Duquesne
September 4 (Sunday): against LSU in New Orleans
September 10: Disabled
September 16 (Friday): in Louisville
September 24: vs. Boston College
October 1st : against Wake Forest
October 8: in the state of North Carolina
October 15: against Clemson
October 22: Disabled
October 29: vs. Georgia Tech
November 5: at Miami
November 12: in Syracuse
November 19: against Louisiana
November 25 (Friday): vs. UF
2022 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule
September 3: against Bethune Cookman
September 10: against Miss of the South
September 17: at Texas A&M
September 24: vs. Middle Tennessee
October 1st : Disabled
October 8: against North Carolina
October 15: at Virginiatech
October 22: against Duke
October 29: in Virginia
November 5: against Florida State
November 12: at Georgiatech
November 19: at Clemson
November 26: vs Pitt
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